One of our goals as parents is to instill our values to our children. If you identify as a Christian and follow a biblical worldview, your family strives for behavior that follows certain principles. Of course, these values are...
Twenty-four years ago, my husband suggested we homeschool. I laughed. He then suggested we just attend a homeschool conference.  I thought it wouldn’t hurt to at least look into it. Well, my youngest child graduated last year. So after...
7 Lessons Learned From the Little House Books I have been reading through the Little House Books with my children over the last few years.  We aren't finished yet, but we have really enjoyed them! Reading about how life was...
It's Teacher Appreciation Week. And we want to thank the teachers that care for and instruct our kiddos day in and day out. If you're a teacher, we hope you know how much you're appreciated. This great big Teacher Appreciation Week...
Ten years ago when my oldest son was 2, we were at Mary Fox Park near Old Town for some play time. A group of children (some young and some older) and their teachers arrived and started playing.  I...
Spelling Brought Tears from Albuquerque Moms Blog

Spelling Brought Tears

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I hated Mondays in grade school. Mondays were spelling pretest days.  If you got them all right, you didn’t have to take the real test on Friday. But I never got them all right. In fact, it was a...
How do you excite your children about reading? Multiple studies have found that reading as a child boosts brain development in many areas, including language learning, literacy skills, imagination, and cognitive ability. Reading has even been shown to lessen every-day stress...
I've been a high school English teacher for the past 16 years. And for much of that time, I've also taught ACT and SAT Prep. While scoring well on a college entrance exam is not the end-all and be-all...
When I was a little girl, I remember seeing pictures of the big yellow school bus and traditional classroom settings. I asked my mom about them, but she explained to me that we did things a little differently. I...
One of the most important decisions you make as a parent is choosing the right school for you and your family. It is really hard to pick a school that will provide your little one quality education to prepare...
Have you stopped reading with your kids? The older ones, I mean, the ones who can read on their own. I know that I began to read less and less with mine once they could read, but sharing books is...
As summer sun and fun comes to a close, it's time to look forward to a new school year. Each year is much like the last for those of us with school age kiddos: early mornings, backpacks stuffed with...
One of my kids had separation anxiety of the worst kind . . . for like five years. His school drop-off was pretty traumatic for all involved. My husband and I could hear his crying well into the preschool...
My love for Albuquerque runs deep. Sure there’s great food, lots of sun, and beautiful hot air balloon gems that fill the sky each fall. However, the thing I love most about Albuquerque is the cultural influences that permeate...

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Guide to Albuquerque Area Resources for Kids with Differences & Disabilities

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If you have a child with differences and disabilities, you know how difficult it can be to find resources, as well as ways for...